Compensation for Garda Officer Injured in Attack

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A female Garda officer who was struck during the arrest of an aggressive man has been awarded €60,000 in compensation in the High Court.

38-year-old Martina Gallagher of Castleblayney, County Monaghan sustained the injury to her ribs and abdomen during the apprehension of a man who had thrown a bottle at members of the public in June 2000.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine described the Garda as ‘very brave’ and awarded her € 59,530 in compensation.

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